HOPN2SUMMER   5,880
SparkPoints
5,500-6,999 SparkPoints
 
 
HOPN2SUMMER's Recent Blog Entries

Summer lovin'

Monday, May 28, 2012

I haven't been on for a while-I've been so busy with work and trying to get back into going to the gym that blogging has fallen by the wayside. HOWEVER, now that school is almost over, I am really psyched to make healthy living a TOP, TOP PRIORITY in my life.
emoticon

My daughter is on board with losing weight, my son already was on board, (they're teenagers) and my BF says that he will try, which is to say that he won't put up too much fuss when I'm trying to change and be healthy, but he's not ready to do it himself.
emoticon

I'm going outside now to wash the cars. I LOVE SUMMER!!!!
emoticon

  


Mother's Day

Sunday, May 13, 2012

I'm having a wonderful day today and I hope that all the mothers out there are also enjoying their day. I woke up to my teenagers bringing me flowers, an iced tea maker (to help me stop drinking diet sodas) and 24 cupcakes!!!
emoticon
OH NO! They are precious children (sometimes) and I know they meant well, but holy crap! 24 CUPCAKES?! I think someone or something out there is really testing my resolve.
emoticon
But as my son so wisely said to my daughter, "You don't have to eat them all. You can save some." Wise words from my 17 year old. How did he get so smart? Instead of having a cupcake for snack, I went for a 2 mile walk.
emoticon

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

KRITTYGIRL67 5/13/2012 4:16PM

    Yeah! Sweet family! They can SHARE your cupcakes!

Report Inappropriate Comment
KRITTYGIRL67 5/13/2012 4:14PM

    Yeah! Sweet family! They can SHARE your cupcakes!

Report Inappropriate Comment


Watch what you say! (to yourself)

Saturday, May 12, 2012

I'm realizing that I'm not a very good friend to myself. I call myself names, insult my body, and set myself up for failure by having unrealistic expectations that then lead me straight back to calling myself names. Geez! I wouldn't say these mean things to other people, why do I do it to myself?
emoticon
I must be getting some pay off as Dr.Phil says. There must be some benefit somewhere. So what would be the benefit of saying to myself "You're fat." "You have no self-control." The benefit is that I don't have to bother working at exercise or watching what I eat. If I tell myself that I have no self-control, then cool, that's a great excuse for eating another cookie. I don't have self control? okay, let's not bother to try then. Hello, cookie, here I come!
It's just plain old easier to stay the way I am and to make excuses for myself. But what I want to do now is going to take more effort. And I believe that I can do it!
emoticon

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

GOLFGMA 5/13/2012 7:21AM

    You are so right. If you believe you can, then, YOU CAN! I know you can. We all can make goals and if we really are committed we can get the job done. Keep your attitude positive and don't give in to anything that takes way from your goal. I am going to be watching for all the pounds you are losing and the hours of exercise you register for spark fitness minutes! emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MARYINMAINE 5/12/2012 8:31PM

    I've been through this with other issues, and after you tell yourself good things instead of lousy stuff for a while, it does get to be a habit--and then you actually feel that it's true! I wrote a whole book this way. Every time my unhelpful self started saying, "Who do you think you are?" and so on, I just told it to shut up and replaced that thought with a productive one instead. After a while the nasty thoughts just stopped coming! Yay!

Except I haven't done this for the weight loss thing yet... guess it's time to get cracking! Thanks for the reminder!

Report Inappropriate Comment
KENIKE08 5/12/2012 5:37PM

    Good for you for changing your self-image! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


Blew it and crashed!

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

It's teacher appreciation week and I really got appreciated today! I ate and ate and ate during the breakfast the PTO had for us. Later in the morning I tracked my food and discovered that I had eaten 1000 calories!!!
emoticon
Wow!!! That's just soooo out there! Not surprisingly, I got shaky and weak and cranky right before lunch. Sugar crash!
emoticon
I'm not making a whole lot of progress on losing weight, but I feel like I am really learning a lot and that the information that I'm learning now will make things a lot easier later on. These must be lessons that I had not fully comprehended before.
emoticon
I'm really hoping that they sink in this time!
I had a salad with tuna for lunch, pb and celery for snack and a bowl of cereal for dinner. Not great, but better than this morning.
I'm really learning that eating lots of sugar is not good for me. In fact, I'm thinking that it's one of those things that I need to say, "I can't eat that. It just doesn't agree with me."

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MARYINMAINE 5/8/2012 8:05PM

    I'm also a teacher and I know how hard it is to resist all the goodies in the teachers' lounge! That's part of the reason I put weight on! :( I am now learning how NOT to each the fattening things there.

But hopefully you feel appreciated, anyway! Back on the horse tomorrow!

Report Inappropriate Comment


Sugar Cravings!

Monday, May 07, 2012

I joined the Tame Your Sweet Tooth team to see if I can beat this sugar craving addiction. I did great this morning, bypassed a chocolate chip cookie, my favorite thing, and was feeling pretty good about myself.
emoticon
Until lunch that is. I finished my chef's salad and had time to ponder that chocolate chip cookie that my student gave me for teacher appreciation week. "Hmmm, one cookie is okay. I've been good." Well, one cookie led to two cookies, which led to a diet coke. Ugh.
Then after school, I went ahead and had the third cookie. Got home and had a piece of chocolate cake.
emoticon
Why do I do this? I'm happy, not bummed out today. This was not emotional eating. I just really like sweets? That can't be it. Can it?
Well, this week all I have to do is log my cravings, when it happened and what I ate. Maybe I'll start to see a pattern by the end of the week.

  


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Last Page